Australia vs Argentina: who is the favourite?
We offer a prediction for the Summer Olympics match between Australia and Argentina on August 3. Who will advance into the next round? The answer is in our prediction.
Australia has many NBA players in the squad, they put up a decent performance on the group stage. It is worth noting that the Australian team has never won any medals at the Olympics and on World Championships.
They got off to a flying start in the 2020 Olympic Games - three victories in three matches. In the first match Australians beat Nigeria (84:67), then Italy (86:83) and Germany (89:76). Patty Mills from San Antonio Spurs has been outstanding so far, in two matches he was recognized as the best player.
Squad of the World Cup runner-up mostly consists of players, representing European leagues. Luis Scola, who plays for Varese, was the best player in the group stage, Facundo Campazzo from Denver Nuggets also made a great contribution.
Team lost first two matches against Slovenia (100:118) and Spain (71:81). In the decisive battle South American team managed to step up and beat Japan (97:77), which brought a third position and a play-off spot to Argentina.
Australia has never scored less than 86 points at the Olympics
Argentina has never win the second quarter at the Olympics
Argentina scored more than 80 points in 2 out of 3 matches at the current Olympics
Australia national team got off to a perfect start, but their opponents are more experienced. Argentina needed some time for adaptation, but now we are expecting the best performance from the World Cup runner-up.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+9,5) for Argentina
Prediction: Handicap (+9.5) for Argentina
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We saw many high-scoring matches from both teams, so we are expecting more of the same here. Opponents will play quick on the offense, score some three-pointers, plus we may see an overtime in this game.
Our second bet is on total over 169,5 points